Video Game Creation

Ages 12 and older, Fridays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

$85 for non-members per 6-week session
$76.50 for members per 6-week session


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Learn to create your own 2D video games using the GameMaker Studio 2 engine and its language, GML. The language is similar to Java, C++ or C# but focused on game design with graphical programming options. The focus is on game development and design. The class will also touch on other disciplines that come together to create a video game, such as short segments of art, sound, and story. 

We will be using free open-source software.  Students should have some experience with computer coding. Please bring a laptop.  

Session 3 will be on Fridays from 6:30 - 8:30 pm and Sessions 4-6 will be on Saturdays, 12:30 - 2:30 pm. Classes are held at ArtsConnect Arts Center, 9158 Winton Road. The building is directly behind the Springfield Township fire station.

No class the week of Thanksgiving.

Video Game Creation
Sessions
Dates Day and Time Member / 
Non-member Fee
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2022 Session 3: 5/6 - 6/10/2022 FRI 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. $85 / $76.50 Register Here
2022 Session 4: 7/9 - 8/13/2022 SAT 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. $85 / $76.50 Register Here
2022 Session 5: 9/3 - 10/8/2022 SAT 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. $85 / $76.50 Register Here
2022 Session 6: 10/29 - 12/10/2022 SAT 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. $85 / $76.50 Register Here
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Instructor - Stephan Carpenter

Stephan grew up playing video games and reading magazines that explained coding in detail. He learned at an early age the connection between programming and video games.  The first video games he played were Atari 400 and 286 and soon after began making his own video games. His love of creating video games evolved into Stephan's degree at UC. He received his BS in Information Technology at UC, as well as graduate coursework in Computer Science. Stephan was a Computer Science teaching assistant at UC and Summer Program Lecturer of AI for the Connect 4 program. He was an Instructional Technology Facilitator at East End Community Heritage School where he ran a computer lab and assisted with math coursework. Stephan is proficient in programming, video game design & development, and artificial intelligence, especially for games. 

Contact Us


  1. ArtsConnect™


    (513) 522-2108

    Springfield Township
    Community Arts Center
    9158 Winton Road
    Building A
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    45231

    Kimberlee Flamm
    Executive Director
    kflamm@springfieldtwp.org  
    (513)728-4262

    Lisa Zupon
    Education Director
    lzupon@springfieldtwp.org
    (513)728-4266

Class Cancellations & Weather Closings

A minimum of four students must be enrolled for the session prior to the stated deadline for the class to take place (maximum 13 students). Cancellations due to weather will be made at least an hour in advance of class and will be listed on the homepage of our website and on the social media sites, Facebook and Instagram. To verify closings, call 513-522-2108. 


Due to costs incurred in planning for art classes, full refunds will only be issued when the Arts Council cancels the class. Class cancellations made within 10 business days of the class start date are eligible for a refund, minus a $5 administration fee per student. Refunds will be made by check, not to a credit card. To notify us of a cancellation, please send an email to artsinfo@springfieldtwp.org. 


Checks are payable to ArtsConnect and can be mailed to 9150 Winton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231

For more information, call 522-2108